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Soul Calibur IV Walkthrough and Guide

by Michael Monette  

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Soul Calibur IV Guide - Sophita

Sophitia Alexandra

Age: 25
Birthplace: Athens, Ottoman Empire
Height: 5'6”
Weight: Refuses to say
Birth Date: March 12
Blood Type: B
Weapon: Short Sword & Small Shield
Weapon Name: Omega Sword & Elk Shield
Discipline: Athenian Style
Family: Husband/Rothion, Daughter/Pyrrha, Son/Patroklos, Sister/Cassandra

Unlocked: Purchase for 4000 Gold on the fighter select screen.

While pursuing Soul Edge, Sophitia learns that her daughter, Pyrrha, had been abducted by one of the cursed sword's minions while she was away from home. In her current state, Pyrrha would die without Soul Edge's evil energy to sustain her. This puts Sophitia at odds, as the destruction of Soul Edge means the loss of her child. She ultimately decides to preserve her daughter's life by battling any warrior who comes to Ostrheinsburg intending to destroy Soul Edge. Though her actions go against her very nature, Sophitia continues to fight.

Though not as fast as her sister, Sophitia offers greater damage output with acceptable attack speed. While not proficient at long-rang combat, she does possess a couple of evasive maneuvers that allow her to quickly move into close-range where she can more comfortably attack. Sophitia is a good character for newcomers to pickup, but also offers several advanced techniques for experienced players.

Combo Clip

The video below shows the following combinations. The directional notation system is used to describe each move.

Combo 1: CH 4K, 236~B
Combo 2: 33_99B, B K
Combo 3: WR hold A B, 66B
Combo 4: B G, 2A_2B



Please read through 'The Basics' and 'Fighting Terms' for an explanation of the 'directional notation' and the fighting terms used to explain strategy.

Since Sophitia lacks any long-range attacks, focus on moving into mid or close range where she can get the job done. Angel Step (236) is your main tool at this range; this move ducks under high attacks, allowing you to punish whiffs with Angel Strike (during Angel Step B) or a similar move. Make heavy use of 8-Way Run to avoid your foe's long-range attacks and punish whiffs with Angel Strike (during Angel Step B) or Jet Stream Rush (66B K, A, B). Mix-up with Twin Angel Step (236236) into Seraphim Blade (during Angel Step A, A) and then into Angel Strike (236A) if both hits connect.

At mid-range, Cutlass Europa (4A, A, A) is a good high-to-low string. Use Iron Butterfly (1A, A) to break through the guard of staunch defenders. Also, make use of Sword Shower (4B); this move is not very quick, but it will put a guarding opponent into a crouched animation, and since many while rising moves have slower animations, quickly follow up with Angel Strike (during Angel Step B). Use Reverse Mirage (hold 4, A) to prevent 8-Way Run. During 8-Way Run, hit your opponent with Silent Stream (hold 1, A, A) and mix-up with its Unblockable version by holding the last input.

At close-range, Sophitia's standard A, A attack comes out very quick, and can be used to interrupt overbearing attackers after a guard. Guardian Strike (2B, B) is an alternative, and it ends the same as 236B. It is important to note that you can still perform Angel Step while guarding, so Angel Strike can still be effective at this range. Sophitia's El Fortuna (A B) has Guard Impact properties and can be used to Repel incoming attacks. Cutlass Europa (4A, A, A) and Iron Butterfly (1A, A) are good high-to low-strings, and the latter ducks under high attacks, so use it often. When you're faced with a downed opponent, hit them with Iron Butterfly (1A, A) or Tornado Low Kick (1K), which can be charged and possibly used to trick your opponent as they're rising.

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Comments for Sophita

2 comments, latest first.
Aug 2nd 2012 Guest
Childlike Empress (Sophitia) will battle against Wendy Darling (Amy).
ID #171482
Jul 12th 2012 Guest
Kristen (Sophitia) will defeat Carrie (Tira).
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